PIDTC Announces Research Training Grant

The Primary Immune Dificiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) consists of 43 centers in North America whose shared goal is to improve the outcome of patients with rare, life threatening, inherited disorders of the immune system.The purpose of the award is to encourage research in transplantation, gene therapy, or outcomes of therapies for primary immune deficiencies; however, applications may be on any aspect of primary immune deficiencies.


Grant Details:


Eligibility: Trainees or Junior Faculty with two years or less as a faculty member. Prior recipients can apply for one additional year of contiguous funding with a progress report documenting that headway has been made on the research topic as long as they are still eligible by trainee status.

Please send a CV, letter from your Program Director, letter from your Department Chair documenting sufficient resources and time commitment to complete the project, letter of recommendation from your Mentor, and three page NIH-style grant application to: Dawn Westerfer at


Format: The three page application should include: Title and Contact Information, Aims, Background, and Methods. NIH margins and font sizes should be used. References, letters, and budget pages do not count against the three page limit. The CV should be the new NIH biosketch format. Please submit the mentor’s biosketch as well. The budget should include the effort related to the project and to other commitments. The letters of support should be appended to the end of the application. The application components should be compiled into a single PDF and emailed to Dawn Westerfer before March 2, 2020. Notice of awards will be made in the Spring of 2020.


Terms: Applicants must be from North America (USA and Canada). Late applications will not be considered. Funding will provide $25,000 salary/consumables support from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021. Indirect costs of 8% are allowed. Awardees will provide a scientific summary upon completion and career updates for five years. Attendance at the annual PIDTC meeting is expected and participation in PIDTC protocols is encouraged.

Scoring of applications: A committee will score each application based on the following criteria:

40% Scientific merit of proposal

30% Quality of candidate and commitment to the field of PID

20% Quality of mentor and mentorship program

10% Potential impact

Inquiries: Kate Sullivan or Elie Haddad